Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Back to School Teacher Gift

Today is a bittersweet day.  I sent my 3 older kids off to school this morning.  As much as I was looking forward to this day, now I find myself looking at the clock every few minutes, just waiting for the time when they'll be home.  I'm really looking forward to hearing all about their first day at school! 

We met their teachers last night at their 'Back to School Night'.  It was fun for the kids to see their new classrooms, and to visit with some friends that they haven't seen all summer.  It also gave us a chance to give each of their teachers a fun gift.

Here's a close up of what's inside the box...

*8- 4.25"x4" Notecards (I made them myself, but the idea was inspired by THIS).
*A Post-It Holder (directions can be found HERE)
*4 Binder Clip photo holders
*4 mini chocolate bars

And here's the box, all ready to go!  **Note:  I ended up tying jute around the box to help keep the lid on. 

The tutorial for the box can be found HERE from Inking Idaho.  I usually don't buy paper crafting tutorials (I love free stuff!), but this box tutorial is totally worth the $3.95 I spent on it!!

I'm linking to these parties:

Look What I Made! @Creations By Kara
Hoo's Got Talent? @Night Owl Crafting
Sugar & Spice Weekly Link Party @Seven Thirty Three
It's Stinkin' Cute Craft Thursday @It's Sew Stinkin' Cute


Lindsey said...

What a cute idea!

Inking Idaho said...

Absolutely adorable box! Great job and thank you for the shout out! Becky

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

So cute ... I'm sure the teachers were thrilled to get them!

Bethany @ The Paper Pony said...

This turned out super cute! What a lucky teacher!

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

So adorable!!! Any teacher would LOVE this gift (Im a teacher...I can vouch!) and esp since it's handmade. Looks SO professional and clean.

Very nice! Visiting from Night Owl Crafting :)


Anonymous said...

That is a really great gift idea! I am not one to give teacher's chocolate, you never know who is allergic to what. But, my mind is at work, and I thought to sub the chocolates for chunk erasers, especially for the younger grade teachers.

seven thirty three said...

Such a good idea! I included a link to it in my top 23 Fav Teacher Gift Tutorials round-up! Feel free to grab a featured button.